13 April 2007 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 13 Apr 2007 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- MND-B loses Soldier to non-battle death
- MND-B security patrol ends with small arms fire
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- MND-B patrol ends with IED strike
- MND-B patrol base comes under attack
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Transcript: News Briefing with Lt. Gen. Odierno from Iraq 13 Apr 2007 -- Presenter: Commander of Multinational Corps-Iraq Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno
- US General: Iran May be Helping Iraqi Sunni Insurgents, Shi'ite Groups VOA 13 Apr 2007 -- The second-ranking U.S. general in Iraq says his experts suspect that Iran is helping Sunni insurgent groups, as well as Shi'ite groups, as both contribute to ongoing violence in Iraq
- April 12 airpower: F-15s provide overwatch support AFPN 13 Apr 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and the International Security Assistance Force, or ISAF, in Afghanistan in the following operations April 12, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- Corps Commander Highlights Progress in Iraq AFPS 13 Apr 2007 -- With more than half of the U.S. surge troops in Baghdad, there has been steady progress in the Baghdad security plan, a top U.S. commander in Iraq said today.
- Coalition Forces Capture 18 Suspected Terrorists in Iraq AFPS 13 Apr 2007 -- Coalition forces captured 18 suspected al Qaeda terrorists this week, while Iraqi forces took the lead in operations throughout the country, detaining five suspects, military officials report.
- Press Gaggle by Dana Perino and Dr. Ali Al-Dabbagh, Spokesman for the Government of Iraq The White House 13 Apr 2007
- Pakistani tribesmen have killed 300 militants, says Musharraf IRNA 13 Apr 2007 -- Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf said on Thursday that tribesmen have killed some 300 foreign militants in a tribal region near the Afghan border.
- U.S. forces mentor Afghan Air Corps to 'stand on own' AFPN 13 Apr 2007 -- At the Kabul International Airport, a joint U.S. mentorship effort is enabling the Afghan National Air Corps to soar toward new heights.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Detainee Denies Participation in Singapore, Indonesia Bombings AFPS 13 Apr 2007 -- An alleged al Qaeda leader being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, denied involvement in bombings in both Indonesia and Singapore, according to a transcript of his hearing released yesterday.
- US Terror Suspect Pleads Not Guilty VOA 13 Apr 2007 -- A U.S. citizen has pleaded not guilty to charges he joined the al-Qaida terrorist network and conspired to bomb European targets and U.S. military targets overseas.
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Gen. Conway from the Pentagon 13 Apr 2007 -- Presenter: Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James Conway and Deputy Commandant for Aviation Lt. Gen. John Castellaw
- Osprey Aircraft to Make Combat Debut in Iraq AFPS 13 Apr 2007 -- A Marine aircraft with dual personalities -- part airplane, part helicopter -- will soon buzz and hover above Iraq's deserts, providing assault and medical support.
- Pilot's First Mission Aboard Stennis Navy NewsStand 13 Apr 2007 -- Lt. Steven Neebe of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147 aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) began his first missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) in late February.
- KC-10 Extenders keep jets on target AFPN 13 Apr 2007 -- Staying in the fight is key to U.S. and coalition forces maintaining air superiority during combat missions.
- New policy protects Air Force networks AFPN 13 Apr 2007 -- A new Air Force policy on encrypting and digitally signing e-mails is now in effect to ensure security and reliability of information as the battle for cyberspace dominance continues.
- Top Official Describes Reserve-Component Mobilization Policy AFPS 13 Apr 2007 -- National Guard and Army Reserve soldiers will mobilize and deploy for only one year, despite a new policy that active soldiers will deploy for 15-month tours, a top defense official stressed today.
- DoD Announces Clapper as the New Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence 13 Apr 2007 -- The Department of Defense announced today that James R. Clapper Jr. has assumed the duties of the undersecretary of defense for intelligence.
- HS-8 Earns EAWS pennant Navy NewsStand 13 Apr 2007 -- While supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in the North Persian Sea, the "Eightballers" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 8 were presented their first silver enlisted aviation warfare specialist (EAWS) pennant in the command's history on board USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) April 10.
- Congress Examines Rationale for European Missile Defenses Washington File 13 Apr 2007 -- Members of Congress are examining closely a U.S. proposal to extend limited missile-defense protection to Central Europe.
- Russian military equipment convoy leaves Georgia, first in 2007 RIA Novosti 13 Apr 2007 -- A truck convoy carrying military equipment from a Russian military base in Georgia crossed the border with Armenia early Friday, a RIA Novosti correspondent said.
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 13 Apr 2007
- Press Briefing by Dana Perino The White House 13 Apr 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for April 13, 2007
- Raytheon Receives $13 Million in Army Contracts for Patriot Missile Facility Support Raytheon 13 Apr 2007 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) received two contract modifications totaling $13 million from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command to continue to provide technical and material support of the Patriot Missile Field Surveillance program in the United States and at overseas locations.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 13 Apr 2007
- SUDAN: Senegal government threatens Darfur troop pullout IRIN 13 Apr 2007 -- Senegal's government has threatened to pull out its 500-strong contingent currently serving as part of an African Union peacekeeping force in the troubled Sudanese region of Darfur after five Senegalese soldiers were killed there earlier this month.
- SUDAN-UGANDA: Government, rebels meet over talks in bush clearing IRIN 13 Apr 2007 -- Ugandan government officials and local leaders from the northern Acholi region have held talks with commanders from the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in a bush clearing near the Sudan-Democratic Republic of Congo border on Friday.
- SUDAN: Over 10,000 refugees back home from Uganda in a year: UNHCR IRIN 13 Apr 2007 -- The number of Sudanese refugees to return home from Uganda in the last year has passed the 10,000 mark, after 204 refugees headed home on Friday, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has said.
- DRC: Villagers flee rebel attacks in South Kivu IRIN 13 Apr 2007 -- Weeks of attacks by Rwandan rebels on villagers in South Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo, have forced several thousand people to abandon their homes for Walungu town, a United Nations official has said.
- Security Council extends UN peacekeeping force in DR Congo for another month UN News Centre 13 Apr 2007 -- Stressing its commitment to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) during the country's post-war transition period, the Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping mission there for another month.
- Indian army claims success in anti-ULFA operation IRNA 13 Apr 2007 -- The Indian army Friday claimed it had achieved a major success in its operations against the ULFA (United Liberation Front for Assam) in northeastern state of Assam by breaking the backbone of the banned group's strike force, the "28 battalion".
- Indian security forces to target Maoist leaders IRNA 13 Apr 2007 -- Rattled by unabated attacks by Maoist guerrillas, security forces are wondering if they should kill the long underground leaders of a four-decade-old insurgency that shows no signs of ending.
- Somali Minister Rejects Casualty Report VOA 13 Apr 2007 -- A top Somali official disputes a report that more than 1,000 people were killed during recent fighting in the capital, Mogadishu.
- IGAD Officials Urge Somali Government to Hold Reconciliation Congress VOA 13 Apr 2007 -- Foreign ministers and other officials in the region attending a one-day meeting in Kenya's capital Friday reiterated their support for a reconciliation congress in Somalia to end more than a decade of civil war
- UN mission mandate in Georgia extended by 6 months - envoy RIA Novosti 13 Apr 2007 -- The UN Security Council has adopted a resolution extending the UN observer mission in Georgia (UNOMIG) for another six months, Russia's envoy to the UN said Friday.
- Completing registration of Nepal Army weapons, UN ends first phase of process UN News Centre 13 Apr 2007 -- The United Nations Political Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) has completed the registration and storage of Nepal Army weapons at a barracks in the capital Kathmandu, wrapping up the first phase of a process that has already seen the registration of an equal number of weapons from former Maoist fighters.
- UNHCR Delivers Relief Supplies to Thousands of Displaced Somalis VOA 13 Apr 2007 -- The U.N. refugee agency says trucks are now delivering relief supplies to some 20,000 people internally displaced in Somalia
- Ivory Coast PM Rebel Leader Asks For Forgiveness, Vows Peace VOA 13 Apr 2007 -- The Ivory Coast rebel leader Guillaume Soro, in his first speech as prime minister of a power-sharing government, has asked all Ivorians for forgiveness, and vowed to help them reach peace
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY EUROPEAN UNION COMMISSIONER FOR EXTERNAL RELATIONS United Nations 13 Apr 2007
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